OCT 14-16, 2020
ONLINE

No matter your mission, one thing is true for all of us: we can’t go back to the way things were.

The pandemic has fundamentally unsettled us, calling into question how we live, who we see, and what we value.

As changemakers, we now have an extraordinary opportunity to propose — and collectively engineer — a future that doesn’t just help our communities recover, but reimagines society so that every person can thrive.

Consider this your invitation to help design the next normal.

The can’t-miss social good event of the year.

From wherever you are.

In a virtual gathering of thousands this fall, we’ll exchange lessons learned and wisdom gained from every part of the country.

We’ll bridge differences with common purpose and find inspiration in empathy and ingenuity. We’ll heal together, plan together, and prepare to navigate the new landscape with courage and clarity. And we’ll reshape systems to ensure that the most marginalized people do not carry the burden of recovery for years to come.

If we’re lucky, we won’t have this kind of chance again. We hope you’ll join us to make the most of it.

UPSWELL 2020 THEMES

How can we harness the insights gained during the pandemic to strengthen our communities, organizations, staff, and leaders – and prepare for the immediate and unexpected tasks ahead?

This is about learning best practices, strengthening skills, and discovering how to be a more effective changemaker. Think of this as high-impact capacity building.

These activities explore the leading edge of doing good, with powerful new data, experimental technology, and moonshot ideas about changing the status quo.

Build bridges across differences, brainstorm with influential leaders, and forge new cross-sector relationships. Your breakthrough moment might only be a conversation away.

Upswell Pop-Ups

A regular dose of optimism.

Feeling tired of detached virtual interactions? We are, too.

Upswell Pop-Ups are designed for a creative kind of authenticity – connecting you to new people, making sense of the changing world around us, and exploring big ideas about what comes next.

Each Pop-Up is a little different, and all of them capture the dynamic spirit of Upswell in an experiential way and help us define how we shape our communities and systems for years to come.

Pop-Up Schedule:

May 19, June 5, June 16, July 14, August 11, September 15

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JOIN THE WAVE

Upswell, powered by Independent Sector, is a community of thousands of engaged, passionate, and diverse changemakers – and the energy is constantly buzzing.

Join our digital stream to hear the latest news about Upswell 2020, explore stories of good from across the country, and get a new perspective on what comes next for the social sector.

JOIN THE WAVE

Upswell, powered by Independent Sector, is a community of thousands of engaged, passionate, and diverse changemakers – and the energy is constantly buzzing.

Join our digital stream to hear the latest news about Upswell 2020, explore stories of good from across the country, and get a new perspective on what comes next for the social sector.


UPSWELL 2020 SUPPORTERS

We would like to thank our supporters for their generosity and flexibility during this challenging time.